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Parliamentary Gossip.

(BY TELEGRAPH —FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Wellington, August 9. Major Steward declares that the action of the House yesterday m refusing to sit on Monday evening to discuss a change m the method of electing Government will result m waste of time. If the motion had been agreed to, he says, the whole thing could have, been disposed of on Monday, but, as it is, the questien will have to be discussed as an amendment to intercept Supply. Sixteen gentiemen, who have sworn that there shall be reform, will each be provided with a neat amendment to that effect, and they will rise as one man to move it. The Major,, like j 'SJoey Bagstock," is sly. He gets more Bills through m. a more ingenious fashion than any other private member, and any person who wants to get ahead of him must wake long ere the " artful bird has caught the matutinal worm." The Government will probably take up Major Steward's School Committee Election Bill, which was read a second time on Thursday night,

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2487, 9 August 1890

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